Japanese 2 Pre-Intermediate

Course description Japanese 2 Pre-Intermediate
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5182KL02A
Teacher(s):
  • N. Seki MA
  • Y. Oyama
  • A.J.N. van der Salm
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 200
Period: Semester 1, Block I, II
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Japanese 1 (Beginners).

Description

Japanese 2 is an integrated Japanese language course, which aims for developing fundamental proficiency in four components of modern Japanese: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The instructors will introduce and explain a wide range of elementary grammatical structures, expressions, vocabularies Kanji characters (about one hundred more) and provide students opportunity to practice them, and help them learn to perform correctly in a variety of cultural and social situations. This course will cover Lessons 8 through 15 of the “Genki” textbook.

Course objectives

At the end of the course, students will be expectued to perform sufficiently in all four skills at a basic level of proficiency, which is equivalent of A1+-A2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR) to deal with common aspects of daily life (see the course syllabus provided through Blackboard for details).

  • Reading: A1+ / -A2
  • Writing: A1+
  • Listening: A1+ / -A2
  • Speaking : A1+

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (6 hours per week over 12 weeks) 72 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 202 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

  • Final written exam, writing assignment(s) and participation (quiz).
  • (In-class) oral performances (speaking and listening).

Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Final written exam 40%
Writing assingment(s) 10%
Oral performances (speaking & listening) 30%
Participation (Kanji / grammar & vocabulary quizzes) 20%

End grade

To successfully complete the course, please take note that the end grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the participation, oral performances, writing assignments and final exams.

Resit

If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (final written exam, writing assignment and oral performances). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

Required main textbooks
  • An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Genki Ⅰ [Second Edition],
    Tokyo: The Japan Times, ISBN: 978-4-7890-1440-3
  • An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Genki Ⅱ [Second Edition],
    Tokyo: The Japan Times, ISBN: 978-4-7890-1443-4
Required workbooks
  • An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Genki Ⅰ Workbook [Second Edition],
    Tokyo: The Japan Times, ISBN: 978-4-7890-1441-0
  • An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Genki Ⅱ Workbook [Second Edition],
    Tokyo: The Japan Times, ISBN: 978-4-7890-1444-1

See the course syllabus provided through blackboard for the recommended books and websites.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

N. Seki
Y. Oyama
A.J.N. van der Salm
Coordination: Dr. K. Yoshioka

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.

Remarks

This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.

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